A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all websites regardless of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your content.